Probe into Beacon Hill tests remains inconclusive: Seattle Public Schools has paid more than $25,000 for an external investigation into a batch of standardized exams that were invalidated by the state last fall. Six months later, officials still do not know who or what caused the heavy erasure marks and changed answers at Beacon Hill International School.
Teachers unions across the country push back against testing (The New York Times): Teachers unions from coast to coast are finding an array of allies in their fight against standardized testing. The campaign comes as Congress considers revisions to the 2001 No Child Left Behind law and as many parents and students opt out of new exams tied to the Common Core standards.
School board members decide not to seek re-election: Seattle School Board President Sherry Carr and board member Harium Martin-Morris announced Monday that they will not seek re-election to their positions this fall.
Local education reporting nets Pulitzer (The Washington Post)